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    Top 10 Naija songs that caused Controversy.

    Mp3bullet.ng presents the top 10 Naija Songs that caused controversy.

    Top 10 Naija songs that caused controversy

    Most Nigerian Artists have at one point in their life produced songs that caused a controversy though sometimes not intentional. For this list we would be looking at songs that birthed controversies or were birthed from controversies. Also, we would also be looking at songs whose music video was the source of the controversy.

    In no particular order,

    FT - AM I A YAHOO BOY

    is no newcomer to controversy, as it has served as a boost to push his career forward. The controversy that surrounds him has gotten him a large fanbase which goes by the name, Marlians or No Belt Gang.

    His entanglement with controversy began when he showed support for “Yahoo Yahoo” guys or Cybercriminals as the technical name goes. After he was tagged as a “Yahoo boy” by Nigerians who were displeased with his stance, Naira Marley enlisted the help of his fellow controversial friend, to release the song, “Am I a yahoo boy?”.

    Ironically, a day after he released the song, he, Zlatan, and three others were arrested by the EFCC on Zlatan’s birthday.

     

    - THIS IS NIGERIA

    is seen by most people as the New because of some of the songs he releases. When released his version of Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America” which he titled “This is Nigeria”, he found himself on the wrong side of the Nigerian Government as his song was banned from being played on public broadcasting stations.

    In the song, dragged every Institution he could get his hands on, from Religious to Government, Educational, to the police force, nobody was spared from Falz’s weapon of mass destruction, Music. The video for the song caused more uproar as a popular Muslim Organization, MURIC slammed him for using women dressed in Hijab to dance.

     

    - SCIENCE STUDENT

    Way before Naira Marley was crowned king of controversy, was leading the frontline. has had more than five of his songs banned by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation due to indecent and Vulgar lyrics.

    When he released Science Student, his fans saw the song as a hit banger and the next big street anthem. But that didn’t last forever when some Music lovers started decoding the lyrics and accused of promoting Drug abuse with the song.

    Apparently the term Science student was a name given to people who combined drug substances to get high.

    Though Olamide came out on social media to explain that he was only trying to speak against drug abuse with his song, most people were not convinced.

     

    KISS DANIEL- YEBA

    When released Yeba in 2017, it was just seen as a song that was meant to be danced to. Until a fan brought people’s notice to a line in the song where a female voice say “Uncle stop touching me”

    According to the fan, was promoting sexual harassment in the song by adding that line. came out to address the allegations saying,

    “The song teaches our ladies to speak out against what they haven’t consented to and for the men, to realize that if a lady says No, No means No.”

     

    FT , , AND - DIET

    This controversial song was released a few months after Olamide was slammed over his lyrics on “Science Student”. The chorus of the song, “On a codeine diet” did not sit well with people as the song was also released during the campaign against the abuse of Codeine drug which was popular among Nigerian Youths.

    was slammed for even performing the song at the 2018 Headies Award show.

     

    - FEVER

    While the “Fever” song was just a normal love song, it was the video that actually caused controversy. used as a vixen in the music video and this fuelled the rumors that Wizkid and were dating.

    Nigerians took to social media to slam the mother of one claiming that she had reduced herself by dating Wizkid who was younger than her.

     

    - OBEY

    Just like Wizkid’s Fever, the controversy surrounding ‘s Obey wasn’t actually in the song but in the video.  was called out by Nigerians who slammed him for making use of a clip of a woman being beaten by the police. The clip was actually from a video that went viral months ago of a woman being brutalized by Nigerian police Officers.

    The victim in the video took to social media to slam for making a mockery of her incident with his song.

     

    FT OLAMIDE- SEE MARY, SEE JESUS

    This song didn’t sit well with Christians who believed that Olamide who happens to be a Muslim was wrong in using the names of Mary and Jesus to sing. The song was banned by the Nigerian broadcasting corporation for casual use of the name “Mary” and “Jesus”.

     

    - LIVING THINGS

    When Falz in an interview slammed some of his colleagues in the Music Industry for using their song to hail fraudsters and promoting cyber crimes, people assumed was one of the artistes he was talking about.

    9ice had at that time released a song called “Living things”. 9ice in response to Falz’s criticisms said that his song was a positive song and he was hailing people he considered to be socialites and not fraudsters.

     

    - FIA

    was embroiled in a serious issue in late 2017 after he lost three friends to an unknown cause in the space of three days. One of them being Tagbo who was dating Nigerian actress, Caroline Danjuma. Caroline had accused of having a hand in Tagbo’s death and this led to a trade of words between them.

    The drama continued when released “Fia” and people took notice of the “Caroline save your drama” which was interpreted as a shot at Caroline Danjuma.

    Though Davido tried to write off the line with the excuse that he was referring to an old classmate of his from primary school, Nigerians were not convinced.

    NAIRA MARLEY- SOAPY

    Naira Marley released Soapy after his release from jail. The song was controversial because of the lyrics and the dance move. The dance caused an uproar after Nigerian youths began to release videos of them pretending to masturbate as they dance to the song

    Popular dancer, Kaffy referred to the dance as disgusting which caused Naira Marley to slam her on social media. 

     

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